Winter 2012 Anime Previews - 戦姫絶唱シンフォギア

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Futuristic musical-action is what this is.

Title: 戦姫絶唱シンフォギア, Senhime Zesshou Symphogear, [Not sure what it means]
Animation Production: Encourage Films
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Airs: 01/06 23:00
Series Summary from AniDB:
Since the dawn of time, humanity has been threatened by the disaster called "Noise". When it occurs, people die, and there are no countermeasures. Except one...

The top-secret Symphogear System, capable of eliminating Noise, has been deployed in Japan. Unknown to the general public, a pair of girls wielding Symphogears strive relentless to protect society from the ravages of Noise. It would surprise people even more to know that their protectors are none other than chart-topping singing duo "Zwei Wing", Amou Kanade and Kazanari Tsubasa.

Tachibana Hibiki and Kohinata Miku are two normal girls just enrolling in Lydian Private Music Academy. There, they meet Kanade and Tsubasa and become involved in the struggle against Noise.  
Kenn's Comment: I've never heard of Encourage Films. I've watched Ontama!, but those were shorts...and I can't say it's something I'd really like to judge a company by. It's a relatively new company, and it's been a part of larger works, like OreImo, Tamayura and House of Five Leaves, being in less major roles, like Production Assistance, or 2nd Key Animation, though the furthest back it goes is more or less that region in time.

Regardless of the animation company, they've cast the two main characters with some very heavy-hitting actresses. Being heavily music based, as you might have noticed, there is no doubt going to be many insert songs. I don't usually worry about them, but like Macross, they've cast singers for their singers. Mizuki Nana plays Kazanari, while Takayama Minami plays her counterpart, Kanade. Mizuki's a very well known seiyuu, with roles such as Fate (Nanoha) and Hinata (Naruto), as well as being a chart topping solo artist. Takayama is a veteran seiyuu, with her most prominent role being the long lived Edogawa Conan (Detective Conan), as well as Dilandau (Escaflowne), among many, many other roles. She's also the vocalist of Two-Mix, which you might recognize from their songs used for the OPs of Gundam Wing. Both are great seiyuu, as well as having a rather extensive background in music.

There's no PV out as of yet, which worries me a little bit, but I'm sure we'll see how it looks. With seiyuu like Mizuki and Takayama, I'm really hoping this turns out well.

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